Porn Star August Ames Passes Away At the Age of 23

August Ames dead

The porn star started appearing in adult films in 2003 and has over 200 films under her belt.

23-year-old August Ames took her own life after she was branded "homophobic" on social media.

According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner she had hanged herself and was found in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

'She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me, ' her heartbroken husband, Kevin Moore, told industry trade magazine Adult Video News. Our hearts go out to August's friends and family during this extremely hard time.

They add that Ames' close friends reported that she "suffered from longterm depression, and believe a recent incident with online harassment may have contributed to her death".

Several websites, including ours, covered her tweet, and several gay porn stars publicly criticized Ames for spreading homophobia and ignorance about how testing in the adult film industry works.

A native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, Ames was a two-time AVN Award-winner with more than 270 credits since her debut in 2013.

She was nominated for three AVN awards for the upcoming ceremony.

I f-- love the gay community!

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The news of Ames' death comes just a month after the demise of another Canadian pornstar Shyla Stylez (real name Amanda Friedland).

August vehemently denied the accusation she was being homophobic and posted a series of tweets over the next two days defending herself.

"NOT homophobic. Most girls don't shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety".

Her tweet caused controversy since she pointed out that the guy in the film had shot gay porn. "I'm not putting my body at risk, I don't know what they do in their private lives", she wrote.

"F-k you guys for attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious". What the f-- ever! #LAdirect I do my homework for my body'.

Ames's death has since raised disconcert with the nature of the adult entertainment industry, of its demands and expectations of performers, with some remarking that the entertainer's death was a tragic and ironic one, having risen to great heights in the industry, but ultimately overwhelmed and negated by the nature of her work and status as a star adult entertainer.

Others in the porn fraternity too took to Twitter to mourn her death.

Producer Jules Jordan tweeted: "Rest In Peace to August Ames, one of the best, nicest people I ever knew in the business".

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